Read all about Benjamin Moore Beach Glass, plus see 15+ real homes that use it!
Neutral paint colors have been the top dog in the interior decor world for a while now due to their ability to coordinate well with many other shades and decor styles.
I get it and am a huge fan of using neutrals in your color palette. They add contrast and can (at the same time) bring the balance you crave.
However, I’m also a huge proponent of adding visual interest through pops of color. Including a darker muted blue or blue-green enhances visual appeal and can create a tranquil ambiance.
Today I’m introducing you to one of my favorite mid-toned blue-green shades. It’s inspired by the same colors you find in nature to create a timeless, versatile, chic shade that is both beautiful and refreshing.
Let’s give a warm welcome to Benjamin Moore Beach Glass (1564)! If you’re looking for a peaceful and enduring blue-green, check out the information about Benjamin Moore Beach Glass down below.
FAQs about Beach Glass
What color is Benjamin Moore Beach Glass?
Beach Glass is an elegant mid-toned blue-green with soft gray undertones. It has just enough color to add some personality to a neutral color palette and is versatile enough that it fits in nearly anywhere.
Is Benjamin Moore Beach Glass warm or cool?
Beach Glass is a cool-leaning blue-green with gray undertones that give it a muted appearance.
Where should I use BM Beach Glass?
Beach Glass may not be considered super neutral, but it’s a beautiful color that’s versatile enough that you can use it anywhere in the home.
Pair it with neutrals, black, and white to let it keep its cool nature. Or use it with warmer colors to balance its coolness.
And it works wonders to help your home feel cool, calm, and peaceful if you live in a hot climate!
Consider Beach Glass for your:
Meditation or yoga room
This hue works well in many styles of homes, including coastal, contemporary, traditional, Scandanavian, and modern-style homes.
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass Undertones
Every paint color has undertones. I highly recommend becoming familiar with the undertones that are present in any colors you may want to use in your home.
Warm colors have red, orange, or yellow undertones, while cool colors have blue, purple, or green undertones.
BM Beach Glass has a blue-green base that leans more green than blue. Its gray undertones tone down the brightness of the overall color so that you end up with a peaceful muted blue-green.
The best way to be sure of any shade is…drumroll…to sample it! (Did you see that coming?) My recommendation for samples is using these re-usable, re-positionable, peel and stick samples that won’t damage your walls, and you can easily move around your room to see what the paint looks like on each wall ⤵
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How Different Types of Lighting Affect BM Beach Glass
Here’s how lighting will tend to impact the way Beach Glass reads in different rooms.
- North-facing light – cool northern light will draw out the cool gray undertones of this color and may read dark blue-gray.
- South-facing light – warm southern lighting will balance out the cool tone and help this color read lighter and blue-green.
- East-facing light – the warm yellow morning light will make Beach Glass read neutral in the morning, but it will lean cool in the afternoon once the light moves to the west.
- West-facing light – this very warm light will balance out the cool undertones in the afternoon, but it will read much cooler in the morning when the light is in the east.
Great Coordinating Colors for Beach Glass
Thanks to its overall versatility, Beach Glass looks terrific with many other colors. You can easily pair it with clean whites and darker-toned neutrals, blues, and black.
If you’re looking for specific color options to pair with Benjamin Moore Beach Glass, check out these shades:
NOTE: Paint colors do not look the same from room to room or from your computer monitor to real life. That’s why I talk about paint sampling all the time. It helps you avoid choosing a color you’ll hate in a month!
As far as sampling goes, I highly recommend these mess-free, re-usable, re-positionable peel and stick paint samples ⤵
LRV of Benjamin Moore Beach Glass
Eyeballing paint colors doesn’t work reliably because colors fluctuate too much due to outside forces. Here’s some basic objective information to help evaluate paint colors in a more reliable way.
Light Reflectance Value (LRV) is a percentage between 0 and 100. Each paint color has an assigned LRV that indicates the intensity of that shade. A lower number means the color is more saturated (reflects less light), and a higher number means it’s less saturated (reflects more light).
The LRV of BM Beach Glass = 50.3
Beach Glass rests in the mid-range. It’s not too dark or too light. As Goldilocks says, it’s just right. And it’s bright enough that it still feels airy and spacious in a room.
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Beach Glass Compared to Other Colors
Let’s see how Beach Glass appears side-by-side with other colors. This technique works well to help determine colors’ undertones.
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass vs. Quiet Moments
Having an LRV of 61.87, Quiet Moments is a less saturated version of Beach Glass. In fact, these two colors read similarly, except that Beach Glass has just a touch more blue and gray and is a shade darker than Quiet Moments on the color strip.
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass vs. Revere Pewter
Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter has an LRV of 55.51, making it just a skosh lighter than Beach Glass. BM Revere Pewter leans warmer and more beige thanks to its brown undertones. Just think of Revere Pewter as the greige version of Beach Glass.
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass vs. Palladian Blue
Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue has an LRV of 61.17 and is a brighter blue-green due to having less gray in it. If you think Beach Glass is too dark or too muted, Palladian Blue may be a perfect choice since it gives a similar (but cheerier) vibe.
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass vs. Sherwin Williams Sea Salt
Sea Salt, SW 6204 is a super popular beachy paint tone from Sherwin Williams. Less saturated and deep, with a lower LRV of 63, Sea Salt is most certainly lighter than Beach Glass.
Sea Salt also leans much more green, than blue, with a hefty dose of gray, too. If you’re searching the land of blue-green paints and hoping to find one that’s more blue than green, Beach Glass is still a better bet.
Ben Moore Beach Glass vs. Woodlawn Blue
Lastly, take a look at Beach Glass against another Ben Moore blue-green, Woodlawn Blue (HC-147). This shade also has a higher LRV, at 60.74, making it another blue-green choice that’s lighter and brighter than Beach Glass.
Woodlawn Blue is more of a true blue-green, and less gray than Beach Glass. It certainly makes this choice less of a neutral, and more of a colorful paint color that works great for beachy homes. Woodlawn Blue looks stunning as a haint blue porch ceiling, very popular in the south! And it also looks amazing for a spa-like look in bathrooms, against marble, brass and chrome accents.
More Colors to Consider
Do you feel overwhelmed as you think about color choices? If you’re searching for grayer, more beige, or other blue-gray color options, check out these other ideas!
- Stonington Gray (Benjamin Moore) – a mid-toned neutral gray.
- Rainwashed (Sherwin Williams) – a light blueish-green.
- Smoke (Benjamin Moore) – a light to medium smokey blue.
- Gray Owl (Benjamin Moore) – a light gray with green undertones.
- Pewter Green (Sherwin Williams) – a soft, dark muted green paint.
- Aegean Teal (Benjamin Moore) – a rich, dark blue-green w/ gray undertones.
- Oyster Bay (Sherwin Williams) – medium-toned grayish green with hints of blue.
- Krypton (Sherwin Williams) – a sophisticated gray-blue.
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15+ Real Life Homes Using Benjamin Moore Beach Glass
Ok, we’ve covered all the objective information. Let’s shift gears and go over how this color REALLY looks in everyday homes! Benjamin Moore Beach Glass is a popular shade, and now you’ll get to experience its tranquility yourself.
A quick note here: don’t forget to consider picking the right paint finish…it’s not only about getting the color right! We have an in-depth explanation of choosing sheens here.
Bedrooms Painted BM Beach Glass
In general for bedrooms, and low-traffic areas, flat paint is fine. If you like something with a bit of shine (and more ease of cleaning) opt for eggshell or satin.
1. Leans Blue in Bright Light
Beach Glass makes a terrific accent wall color. If you’re considering using this color in your modern farmhouse decor, this image from Laurie Champ Design shows how great it looks.
2. Perfect Mix of Gray, Green and Blue
This bedroom from 2 Design Group via Houzz shows exactly why I love this color so much. See the neutral-leaning blue-gray tranquil vibe it gives off? I love how you can see the ocean through the open door, which highlights this nature-inspired color.
Ben Moore’s Beach Glass Living Rooms
3. A Cozy Interior Color
The low yellow lighting coming through the window pulls out the green in the color on these walls from Kylie M. Interiors. It’s still serene and lovely, but much less blue-gray looking.
4. Pairs Well with Creamy Whites
Low light = more blue and more gray peeking through. This muted color with creamy off-white trim creates an elegant atmosphere from Chartreuse and Co.
Kitchen Spaces Using Beach Glass Paint
For kitchens, eggshell or satin are popular finish choices for walls. For cabinets consider semi-gloss or high gloss for the most durable finish (and a gorgeous glow).
5. Bright Yet Sophisticated
Beach Glass doesn’t often look this blue. The surrounding decor even makes it appear to have purple undertones, but that’s really just the lighting on the gray undertones and the influence of the nearby decor colors from Interiology via Houzz.
6. A Fun Island Color
Try using Beach Glass as an accent color on your kitchen island. A soft and lovely accent like this example from Dwellings Inc may be just the touch you need.
7. Beautiful with Gold Accents
Benjamin Moore Beach Glass Dining Rooms
8. A Casual Kind of Elegant
There’s something about blues and greens that exude sophistication. Isn’t this room from Grace Kaynor Design unbelievably elegant?
9. A Cool Blue in this Dining Room
Artificial light draws out the blue-gray in Benjamin Moore Beach Glass. The green undertones take a backseat to let this lovely soft color shine in another example from Chartreuse and Co.
Bathrooms in Beach Glass by Ben Moore
Don’t forget the finish! For bathrooms the perfect sheen is either an eggshell or satin. Why? We’ll tell you in this post about paint sheen.
10. Bold Contrast to Bright White
Beach Glass has enough saturation that it can hold its own, but it’s not so dark that it looks too dark in low lighting situations such as this hallway and bathroom shared by S Montanari on Houzz.
11. Complements Wood Tones
Ahhh, this bathroom from Interiology Design Group via Houzz feels like it belongs beachfront. It’s so tranquil that I could spend all day right there. Where’s the bathtub?
Other Spaces Featuring BM Beach Glass
12. A Subtly Bold Door Color
Try Beach Glass for a pop of color on a door like this example from Amy Cade Design. You won’t regret it!
13. Great Cabinet Color
14. Cool Blue-Green Vibes
15. Lovely Laundry Room
Last but not least, Beach Glass looking glorious here as a clean, inviting palette for a laundry room, like this amazing one from Sims Hilditch via Houzz. One could imagine that a room this pretty could even make the laundry chore just a little more enjoyable.
16. Swoonworthy Mudroom
A mudroom that’s swoonworthy? Yup. Check out this amazing Beach Glass painted space from the talented design firm, Cloth and Kind (you can also see them at Cloth and Kind Showroom). Photo credit: @mvp_detroit Styling: @michelle_adams_
I hope that after reading this post that you love Benjamin Moore Beach Glass almost as much as I do! This cool-leaning muted blue-green looks stunning in many rooms.
And if this is a color you’re seriously considering, remember paint-sampling is better than ending up paint-sorry! I highly recommend these peel and stick samples because they are inexpensive, re-usable and re-positionable…
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